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Hey - that's me

show yourself to a big audience....
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Nothing better to do than reading this?

Lie outside on every cloudless day on a brightly coloured sheet for about six hours, staring straight up into the sky and smile to the world that will eventually view you when the satellites that Google Earth uses, get round to taking an updated fresh shot of your locale.

xenzag, Apr 27 2006

The Face On Earth The_20Face_20On_20Earth
See link in link [theircompetitor, Apr 28 2006]

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I'm not sure they are, actually; the operators that the article points to seem little more than inflatabizes. [jutta, May 01 2006]

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       Soon in stores: 12'x6' fresnel lens canopies.
jutta, Apr 27 2006
  

       Ouch if it's a sunny day [j]. Cue lots of ants pointing and pissing themselves laughing.
zen_tom, Apr 27 2006
  

       As performance art, I'm sure that's already been done. However, cool way to get yourself on Google. Except the resolution isn't that good.
DrCurry, Apr 27 2006
  

       don't forget the sun slap. gawd, this is sad.
po, Apr 27 2006
  

       Oh fun.   

       You may want to wait until the satellites they use get higher resolution. The smallest object I can see is a blurry picture of my car.
croissantz, Apr 27 2006
  

       Then someone posts on low-res: "Hey, you missed a spot!"
reensure, Apr 28 2006
  

       If you lay down on your front, then Google Earthers would have the unusual chance to look down from the heavens and say "I can see Uranus from here!"
Ling, Apr 28 2006
  

       I'm in my newly built house 3 plus years, all I see on Google is open fields.
theircompetitor, Apr 28 2006
  

       theircompetitor - that's three years of lying in the sun waiting, checking, waiting, checking, waiting, checking, waiting, checking.... you just saved yourself- but I wouldn't push your luck - get out there today and start gazing up.
xenzag, Apr 28 2006
  

       I think you would have to lie there for at least four years.
Galbinus_Caeli, Apr 28 2006
  

       The sat data is -years- old. Its no where near hourly updated.
lowbot, Apr 28 2006
  

       The photo's for Houston are at least 4 years old, possibly 5. The football stadium is under construction in the photo & they've played 4 seasons there already & I don't see my car in the parking lot where I started working in 2001 (maybe it was taken during lunch, though). You'd have to live in a large city for this to even be close to possible, I think. My small home town has almost no recognizable detail. That' a cool site. (I looked for a while for border crossers around Tiajuana, but couldn't find any.) + I did see people, cattle, & even the shadow of an elephant in some photos though.
Zimmy, May 01 2006
  

       Maybe they should notify us when the next satelite is going to go past. +   

       Did you know there's a flying car on Google Earth? Go to 32º 00' 42.9" S 115º 47' 10.93" E to see it.
dbmag9, May 01 2006
  

       I bet [Detly] would know about that.
Zimmy, May 01 2006
  

       Buy a mannequin, paint/dress it to look like you and display it outside instead. If you change its posture/attire monthly, when it shows up on GE you'll know the approximate date of the flyover.
whatrock, Sep 13 2016
  

       Isn't it possible to get the schedule of satellite fly-overs from somewhere? Most (non-military) satellites are well-documented and seem to be on apps like 'Star Walk'.
hippo, Sep 14 2016
  

       Baked - Cerne-Abbas Giant. So big, even the glans is visible from space.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 14 2016
  

       - hole in the roof, photo cut out in the outline of a person
- roc's nest, with roclings staring at the satellite, mouths open
- flying saucer
- missile silo
FlyingToaster, Sep 14 2016
  
      
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